After Morgan began to sing, the crowd of fans immediately followed. It was the first time a national anthem had been played before a sporting event began. In 1905 France and England met in the first official international match.
Rugby union is the sport at the Olympics at four conferences in the 20th century. No rugby or international-level club matches were held during World War. First, instead they competed in military teams, such as the Army of New Zealand. During World War II there were only a few international matches of Italy, Germany and Romania, while Cambridge and Oxford continue to host the University Match.
The first international seven-player rugby tournament took place in 1973 at Murrayfield, one of Scotland’s largest stadiums, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Scottish Rugby Union.
1987 was the first year the Rugby World Cup was hosted with Australia and New Zealand host, and the first team to win was New Zealand. The first seven-person rugby World Cup was held in Murrayfield in 1993. Rugby Sevens has been held at the First Commonwealth Games in 1998 and has been an Olympic sport since 2016.
Rugby union was still an amateur sport before the IRB officially opened its doors to the sport in 1995, removing restrictions on the pay of players. allegations of “shamateurism” (high pay for amateur athletes), one of which forced British officials into the investigation. After professionalization, international tournaments for the club were born, including the Heineken Cup and Super Rugby.
The League of Nations, including Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, has been held annually since 1996. In 2012, the tournament featured the participation of Argentina, the team with impressive performance in international matches. After adding another team, the name was changed to The Rugby Championship.